Your RI Weekend Weather Wrap – Oct. 16/17, 2021 – John Donnelly

by John Donnelly, meteorologist

Saturday 10/16/21:

High pressure finally gives way to a weather-making trough passing through. Cloud cover will be increasing through the day with the chance for evening showers by 8pm or so. Winds also will be intensifying, gusting towards 30 mph during the afternoon. Afternoon highs will reach the mid 70’s with an evening low in the mid 60’s.

Sunday 10/17/21:

Early rain showers end before dawn, with diminishing cloud cover through the day. Afternoon highs will be noticeably cooler, reaching only into the mid 60’s with northwesterly breeze. Lows will occur in the evening, dipping down into the low 50’s.


Jack Donnelly

John Donnelly was born in Hialeah, Florida and moved back to Rhode Island and settled in Johnston, where he grew up until graduating from Lyndon State College in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. As a child John always wanted to know how air moved, and he ran towards not away from thunder and lighting and various other ominous weather phenomena. He returned in 2001 to the old family neighborhood of Elmhurst where the Mccabe’s, Donnelly’s, Walker’s and Callan’s have been since after the Civil War. A meteorologist, John also is an avid golfer, runner, reader, hack guitarist, and walker. If you see a weatherman walking in a blue Jim Cantore weather jacket carrying an umbrella, look out!